Entries for Vail’s annual Fourth of July parade are currently being accepted by event organizers and are due by 5 p.m. June 23. The parade will start at Golden Peak at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 4 and will wind its way through Vail Village, ending in Lionshead. The theme for the parade is “Vail Welcomes the World,” in recognition of the international appeal of Vail which draws guests from all over the globe!

Vail’s parade is one of the most popular events during the Independence Day holiday, attracting thousands of spectators. Application forms are available at the Town of Vail Municipal Building or at www.vailamericadays.com. Entries will be judged in six categories: youth, marching, motorized, merchant/business, float and most distinguished. Fees vary from $50 for a non-profit to $200 for a business entry.

The parade will begin at Golden Peak and continue west to Hanson Ranch Road, north on Bridge Street, west on Gore Creek Drive, north across the International Bridge, west along Meadow Drive and finally through the Lionshead Mall to the finish. Volunteers are needed to help organizers keep the parade moving. Duties include holding balloons, carrying banners and assisting with traffic. Contact Highline at 970.476.6797 x 725 or send an email to jeff.seme@gohighline.com for more volunteering details.

The Vail America Days celebration will feature spectacular fireworks at Golden Peak, classic town parade and an open-air street festival atmosphere. In addition, there will be other events happening throughout the weekend, like the Patriotic Concert and the Solaris Plaza festival.

This year's parade will be limited to the first 60 entries to submit complete applications. The online application is available at www.vailamericadays.com.  Application deadline is June 23, 2014. For more information, visit www.vailamericadays.com or call Highline at 970-476-6797.

Vail America Days is presented by the Town of Vail, Budweiser and Gallegos Corporation and is sponsored in part by Vail Daily and KZYR, The Zephyr.


Missy Johnson, Highline
970-476-6797 x712 [o], 970-376-1876 [c]
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